Reflections On The Farewell Address – Part 1

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The Prophet’s (Peace and Blessing be upon Him) Farewell Address is one of the most profound speeches in human history. In a few mining lines, the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing be upon Him) touched on issues ranging from sacred times and places, tribalism, race relations, usury, the guiles of Satan, women’s rights, devotional acts, the universal brotherhood of Islam, the finality of his message, the incumbency of obedience of Quran and Sunnah and much more. In this lecture series, Imam Zaid Shakir will delve into the depths of the meanings contained in this powerful and moving sermon. Starting Monday, January 20th at 7 pm PST
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala see you didn't we're sitting still you know Mohammed while early he was sadly he was selling testament kathira robina like Al hamdu camaleon belly legionary which with all the missile tonic supertonic Allah sefa nan Alec and Tibet night Allah nesic la masala wa Sallim wa barik Allah seed you know Habib Vina Mohammed while early he was Sunday he was selling testing sera Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Hilary had an early had a woman coronelli Natalia Lola and had no law. Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. shala. We starting this lesson,

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which will go for about five weeks, on the farewell, Courtois of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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The version that we're working with is a later version which compiles many of the earlier versions, specifically virgin mentioned by Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal. In his most net,

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which is one of the most comprehensive versions of the address and

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a narration even after that, that includes at the beginning of the clip bottle Hodges, so we'll start with what's called the hot bottle hug or the prayer of need.

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So he says the Lyla was seldom on the Mount of mercy Jabba Rama

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during his farewell pilgrimage. And so there there are

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two major addresses and then even a few days before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned advice for the oma so on the Jebel Rama on the day of arafah.

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He issue the address that we're going to deal with, and then the next day Yo man,

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he mentioned another he gave more advice, but we're not going to deal with that inshallah time. So he says Kala sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Alhamdulillah in the middle who want to stay in a warner stock funeral went to bu la when we left him in Sheboygan, fusina woman say at a marina de la hufa Lambo de la la,

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La Jolla, la, la Shadowrun, la, la, la La hula, hula, sharika, shadow and Mohammed and Abdullah who are assumed So, to translate that, he says all praises due to a lot. We praise Him we seek his assistance. We seek forgiveness from him, we turn to him and repentance. And we seek refuge with Allah from the evil of our soul, and the vileness of our actions.

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One whom Allah has guided there can be no one to lead astray and one Allah has led astray there can be no one to guide I bear witness that there is no God but Allah and I bear witness, that he is alone, or he is alone with no partners and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant, and messenger.

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So as we said, This,

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enter these introductory remarks are called, called bottle hajah. So generally, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, open most of his addresses with this

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quote by, especially in the latter part of his mission, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam specifically, he used it before the wedding. So the gathering or just for wedding, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would recite this prayer. So as we said, it's called the prayer

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for ni, and we're not going to go through it because it's sort of introductory to the actual code Baba to point out a few

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points from it. So he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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is emphasizing our need for law and if we reflect on what do we need a law for? Is it in Al hamdu lillahi Nanda Lunesta when a stock filled so we need a lot of help so Alhamdulillah we praise him no matter who.

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When a stallion who we seek his help.

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So we need a loss help at every minute of our existence is our great teacher.

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Altai, less scary mentioned there are two great blessings there and the 10 that are absolutely necessary for every creature, and they're inescapable for every thing in existence, the blessing of being created Namah, total ejabberd, and the blessing of being sustained in creation whenever material in dead. And neither of these we can do ourselves, we were earlier with

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some of the children at the elementary school. And we mentioned their Southern Rasulullah,

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the

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inability of

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anyone or anything to create something from nothing. So we had a vacuum.

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So there's nothing in it just an empty vacuum tube without introducing something from the external environment, Could anyone or anything, cause something to exist?

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in it?

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There's no one could. So we need a loss upon Watada to start that process of existence.

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It's absolutely necessary.

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And no matter how we conceive, some people say, well, who created the world, that's how we had gotten on this tangent.

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So some, if someone said, God created the world,

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because nothing can create itself, we see a footprint, we know someone walk there, there's a, there's a cause that brought about that effect. So we see the world The world has any effect. So it has to have a cause. Otherwise, the we can't rationally conceive of a cause with no effect. In some of the

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people try to escape and run, they can only they said, caught the German philosopher,

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said that we can conceive of something existing without a cause, that that's only a concept in the mind. But in reality, we can

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conceive of something in reality, we might say, I can think, in my mind, but in reality, we can come with any rational explanation of a cause without an effect without a cause. In any case, so some clever person might say, well, if God created the world, who created God,

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and said, well, another God, who created that God, so if this kind of process of infinite regress continue, nothing could be created, because the creation of something will be contingent on the creator of the Creator, and that creators existence will be contingent on the creator of a creator. And so we get into an absurd

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digression, that precludes anything from existing but things exist.

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And so we know there has to be an initial cause.

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The fact that things exist anyway, that the first graders they got it.

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The adults, I don't know,

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alone was done. But in any case, we need a lot of help nestene who, so this is one reason it's called the prayer of need, because we declare our need for loss help, Mr. Angel, we seek his help.

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And one reason so many people are so miserable nowadays is that they think they can get along without the help of Allah

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and end up in a very frustrating existence. We need a loss help necessary know when to stop futile who we need is forgiveness.

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So we can pass through this life carrying a mountain of sin.

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And if it's all forgiven, then hamdulillah it doesn't burden us and prevent us from gender. But if we carry that mountain of sin, and to the next life, we have a problem.

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So who forgives the sins none of us can forgive, we can forgive each other. But we can wipe out the stain of that sin. We can eliminate the burden of that sin only a toddler can do that. So we need a lot in this world. This time. You know who we seek His help in this world, and we need his help. And the next and the greatest help we need in terms of the next is far sins to be forgiven.

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Let's don't feel who when a two week delay and we turned to him and repentance. Why not?

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Hu LA.

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So we need his foot, we need his help. We need his forgiveness, we need his repentance.

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So these are all aspects of of need, that are embodied in this prayer. And therefore, we it's referred to us, club bottle hajah. So one thing that I mentioned, so when our oval Villa he We seek refuge with ALLAH, so we need the protection of Allah, Minshew, Rory and fusina from the evil inherent to our souls. So our souls unless they're trained and refined, they inclined towards that, which is sinful. Because sin is rooted in our carnal appetites. And so our our soul when it's not refined, it's it's

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it's directed by the carnal appetites was called some called unnecessary when de

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Shaolin so the the beast, the last thing or sometimes called the Hemi, the beast to aspect of our soul, that which is closest to our carnal nature. And so we refine it, so we elevate and we elevate through various stages, so the knifes amount of the suit is that lowest stage that's very close to this nessus shower when you're back in, and then we refine it enough cilona and we find it and refine it enough sulla mattina, in a war rodya mordovia was Kameelah. So it goes to greater and greater degrees and the higher it elevates the less, the more distant it is from that inherent carnal nature. And our our society emphasizes the carnal appetites of people. Because we live in a

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society that is increasingly under the influence of shaytaan.

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And shaytaan appeals to that lower aspect of his agitation targets the lower aspects of our existence. So we were we were driving here some of you might have if you listened to the kpfa when you drove over here,

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or even if you have a radio on your bike, some people have a radio on the bike.

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We used to you know, people have a boombox on the handlebars.

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Think they make boom boxes anymore. But in any case, there was a program about

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a big

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bust of a international child pornography ring. And so people are going online, paying money and logging into websites where they will watch children being sexually abused.

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And then they're abused by what they call

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sexual tourists. Or people go into places like the Philippines this big bus was in the Philippines to abuse children where they just snatching children off the streets, paying orphanages to give them children. So these primarily Europeans and Americans can go and abuse them by any case.

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Where where's that coming from?

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is coming from a soul that's totally controlled by his Lord desires, his carnal desires. And this is why shaytaan agitates in human beings, the shaytaan shaytani moto comm shaytani r Docomo Fokker with Mortal Kombat Sasha so shaytaan he threatens you with poverty

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and then commands you with that which is despicable by the standards of Sharia.

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We are mortal coil Sasha Lockerbie Sharon, this is the dictionary definition of fascia. So copy that which is ugly or vile, Sharon by the standards of Sharia.

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This is what Sasha is. So what was the relationship between the two? What is the law of policy as shaytaan your educational factor where your moral Campbell fascia he threatens you with poverty and commands you with that which is vile and despicable. The connection is, the threat of poverty is when we want to spend

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when we don't have access. So that's when you have a lot of money is easy to spend in the US

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Help Mashallah you go but when you don't have one is going to hurt a little bit. That's when shaytaan comes and he starts to say, you know, condom is bad. What have you lost your job?

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You might need that money.

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You know, you should hold on to it.

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People start thinking.

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So this is what it means is Shay Tanya Docomo Fokker shaytaan threatens you with poverty. So what's the connection between that and that which is vile, a lot of Parliament's is elsewhere in the court en lanton aloe vera hotair confocal metal head bone, you will never attain to righteousness until you spend from what you love.

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So if shaytaan can get people from spending when is going to hurt

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from spending from what they want to hold on to metal a boon then he takes righteousness out of the society.

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Lenten aloevera Hatter tune Philco metal head boom, you will not attain to righteousness until you spend from what you love. Matt and Phil Clemente, in fact in the lobby here.

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So there is no beer, there is no righteousness. When there's no righteousness, then people become open to shaytans invitations to fashion.

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That's the connection. And shaytaan we add the common factor where your Mortal Kombat fascia shaytan threatens you with poverty and then commands you with that which is vile and despicable.

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And so why because when we're spending from what we love,

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we're showing we love a lot more.

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And if we love a lot more, we move into the realm of righteousness, we're going to do things to please Allah subhanho wa Taala we're going to do things for the pleasure of Allah. If we love the world more, and we love the dunya more, then we're giving a secondary status to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when we do that, he leaves us to our own devices. And then shaytaan takes over

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lahoma Stan

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type so this could whittle Hodges expression of our needs.

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That the carnal soul is an epsilon bahini or nessa Sha when this carnal appetite has to be disciplined. So we're told by our society and the influences in our society, not to discipline it, give it free rein do your thing. let it all hang out. That's what we were told back in the 60s and 70s they probably worded a little differently now, but the message is the same. Don't try to check your soul. Don't try to check your hardware. Just give it free rein and that's it. That's when it becomes one of our greatest enemies. But a lot Allah tells us what amendment hoffa mahkamah Robbie, when they had enough sand in her weapon agenda he and Matt were as the one who fears the time they

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will stand before their Lord. So shaytani he tries to get us to hold on those spin for the sake of Allah hold on to that you already spent from your extra you already gave away extra money, why are you going to spend what you need or might need.

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So

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he creates this climate

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of of Avarice and greed.

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And then he he creates a climate which encourages us to not restrain our knifes

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because he knows when lemon hoffa mahkamah rob the one who fears this station of their Lord, when the hiddenness or the time they will stand before their Lord, when they had enough and until her wife and agenda he and Matt were and they restrain their soul from the things that inclines for from the hardware that influences the soul. Just do this. Go talk to her.

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Then Then it's like the cartoon. She has the good Angel and the bad Angel.

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the good the bad angels of the highway, go talk to her the good Angel, but she's married. You know you shouldn't do that in the bow. So while she's married if she respected all

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marriage she wouldn't be dressing like that.

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The good angel says stuff a lot. You shouldn't be looking in the first place. And then you're going back and forth.

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And so the the How was inclining towards something but a lot tile is encouraged us to restrain it. And shaytaan is encouraging us to ignore it isn't do do what is telling you to do, don't worry about the consequences. And this is called lafleur. So shaytaan tries to deprive us of righteousness by forgetting those things pleasing to Allah like spending.

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And then he tries to make us heedless, through a call flow or heedlessness.

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And so he lists of what he lists of the fact that there's life after death,

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heedless of the fact that there's accountability for what we do in this world. So we used to do it, we're not thinking, I'm going to have to answer to a lot harder for this, just to do it. So when you combine these forces, it becomes a very powerful influence, to discard

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the commandments and prohibitions of Allah tala. And so we're in this atmosphere of heedlessness people. They're not thinking about God.

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Generally speaking, even when people go to church, like people are sitting up in church, they're living together outside of marriage, the fornicating and then the front door of the church perfectly comfortable.

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They're not thinking about fornication, they're not thinking about divine commandments.

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They're just thinking about I do whatever I want and then I say that's what religion is all about.

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So we should try to ask a lot of help us not to get caught up. into this we refer to as a battle with the servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala, a battle law and this is how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam after the introduction starts the football so he says, solo it was an Aussie come a better law be taqwa law, says I counsel you are servants of the law of mind. mindfulness of a law meaning mindfulness of the commandments and prohibitions of Hello sequel. A bad Allah be taqwa Allah. Is this this is a great great counsel at Taco law, at Taco law, event, be mindful of the law servants. That's why people they have no no no mindfulness, the opposite is, is roughly what we were talking

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about the heatless of Allah, He this of the commandments, the prohibitions of Allah, he lists of we hamdulillah so after the children, we were blessed to go to a wedding.

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of one of the

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sisters many of you might know sister, asmat, Nana T. Afghani sisters, very active before going to Afghanistan. Some of you heard her on kpfa. She was a correspondent for a few years. Now she's enjoyed in any case, she came back got married, she had her wedding,

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the wedding?

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How many people are getting married generally 2010 the first time in American history more couples were living together outside of marriage than inside of marriage.

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And in France, I think only 24% of couples are married. Scandinavia 39%

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This is why Getting married is a hassle

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to like someone just live with them.

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And so the Prophet the Prophet sallallaahu send them mentioned autobarn min Sunil Merci de

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se whack with the ATO will hire when you care for things from the sunon of the messengers.

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The tooth stick the Miss waxy wax good oral hygiene, using the perfume, the road and the

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ward and the

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East Oakland mosque

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as the blue one

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and higher shyness when the cat and marriage

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shyness we mentioned this before. Two years ago, shyness was declared a mental disorder placed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

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and then

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The whole course there's a whole bevy of drugs that treat it

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now right away that's that's an assault on Islam on of our fundamental principles and higher amen and amen and amen did Ron was several and assure them of God will help you learn Hello Edna in multiple other on the toric will hire on sure but one minute Amen. So faith is 70 some odd branches the most virtual virtuous of which is to remove the harmful thing from the path, the lowest of which is the most virtuous excuse me, to say that Hello Allah, the lowest is to remove the harmful thing from the path and shyness is a branch of faith with higher sugar to the minute Amen. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was shy

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when I was a mental disorder.

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And this is this is part of shaytaan and his grip on our society. And this is real, we've talked about it in Juma a few weeks ago

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shaytan is real taken as an enemy. And look, look what he does. How many of you saw in Oklahoma, the satan worshippers because they were going to do a 10 commandments statue, they were going to do a Satan statue, anyone see that? No one saw that. Seriously, my wife saw. So they had this boyfriend, that character, the goat. And he has two children like in his hands.

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And look at what look at the assault on our children.

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We try to create brand identity in them at six months old. And how dehumanizing is that? We were talking about the child pornography.

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We raped the environment and don't care if they don't have inherit a world that we can live in. So after the child pornography thing, they had a thing on fracking. And these neighborhoods in the Central Valley where they sold the houses then they found Shell Oil, like the shale oil the big project in Edmonton, Canada, the tar sands, but where they can frack and get the oil out and now so they're trying to come back and say the people own the house and the surface of the land but the oil company owns what's under the land and so and so that the drilling in these residential neighborhoods with all these fracking chemicals and who cares about the children growing up there

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you know there's there's an all out assault on our on our children. They'll get defunding education

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exposing them to all of this disastrous music

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pumping these drugs into them. So shyness is a mental disorder. So every shy child now has to their school guidance counselor has prescribed to their parents they should be on this study the other drug that will bring out their personality.

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As if shyness isn't a personality, isn't all it is is a personality disorder. Then what are we doing to our children?

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is from shaytaan he doesn't care about our children

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he has no interest in the children

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if you look at all these anyway, that's a whole separate subject.

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Yeah, that's what I was gonna say. How they look at all these child stars look at a Michael Jackson

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on they all end up like Michael Jackson either totally Destroying Themselves.

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And most of them you can they I read an article recently they they they commit suicide or overdose on drugs.

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That's that's their fate. They then listen and why why do they because they're all sexually abused.

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You can hear interviews, or the casting couch extends the children.

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And you see tears coming in the eyes.

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That's what we're doing to our children.

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So this is a very, very satanic, satanic situation. We exposing them to all of this, as opposed to the religious values that have sustained us as a civilization for millennia. Now what are the children they're exposed to witchcraft, the occult. You get a Harry Potter is cute. It's not cute.

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anymore how we grew up now is dark and sinister,

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the Smurfs, they're doing witchcraft ceremonies, the cute little cartoon these little blue Smurfs.

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This is what we're doing our children

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were the people who have to push back

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and Lydian around when you're caught in a feasibility lab. We're learning a careful new hottie Luna feasibility target. For core Teemu, Alia, shaytaan indicator shaytani. Canada if that those who believe they fight in the way of Allah, those who disbelieved they fight in the website and fight you all together, the dupes of Satan rarely the scheme of Satan is weak. And we're not talking about physical fight, we're talking about everything we mentioned. pornography, child pornography, environmental decay,

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sorcery and witchcraft. Those are things we have to fight those are countervailing values, we have to maintain them we have to keep alive. Now children are growing up in this environment where marriages and important is the message in the television, you hear more references to, to or they call them

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significant others and partners then you do the husbands and wives in the popular culture.

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Every reference to a husband or wife you hear a reference to a significant other or to a partner, my partner.

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We have to keep these things alive. Our amendments soon in in morsani. These are from the sunon of the messengers who received them from Allah subhanho wa Taala and then pass them on to us.

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And Roland that will refer to MDF, the scholars are the heirs of the prophets.

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So scholars have to introduce and maintain in society, the the heritage of the prophets, Allah alayhi wa sallam, and then the believers have to endorse that and hold on to it. And so we're talking with the kids the process of asylum and they could all relate to this. He said I do I have been alleges The sooner he said Biden to them with your hind teeth so like a pitbull, like Biden and lockup

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don't let go. They have to take you out to get you to let go like some of them dogs they lock up. It's like, man, I really like that dog. But he's gonna tear the arm off this kid so don't let the clock and over the

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pologize to the PETA people out there

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I didn't mean it. I'm just making an example.

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But we have to really hold on we have to hold on to this and and it's not easy. Like people say oh, you talk all this stuff like as easy and as hard. The prophecies are seldom said the time will come when holding on to your deen will be like holding on to a burning Ember.

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Burning Ember of coal. We're in that time.

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A lot of people can't hold on we every day you get a text message. I don't know if I'm a Muslim anymore.

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Write

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email. I don't know if I'm a Muslim, I don't fill it as whole It is hard to hold on to. I've been missing my prayers. And no, I think I'm taking my hijab off is hard to hold on to

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is like a burning Ember. So you have to put yourself in the right frame of mind like those people that walk over the coals.

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They don't feel anything. And so all in how you look at things you just holding on. But if you're not in the right frame of mind, and shaytan is hitting you and hitting you and hitting, hitting you and hitting and hitting it harder

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is going to be hard to hold on. You have to be in the right frame of mind. But in any case, so the property starts slowly. Some OC can be talking about law I counsel you with mindfulness of Allah Don't be heatless keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah. This is the greatest protection against shaytaan Allah tala mentions in Surah nas hanus collaro to be robinus Americanness Elena's mysuru was requested a harness was the harness is the is the Satan that slink pulls back and slinks away when the name of Allah is mentioned.

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Grab whichever one you are right you're good okay nice

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but so he yeah no good

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then put your leg out put this over your feet and you won't have any bad dad

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so he he's the one that allows mentioned the devil slinks back so he's ready to pounce on you. What hamdulillah Subhana Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah pulls back

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let me get out of here

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comes back again you're in your car oh do we let him initiate on man let me get out of here comes back again you're doing your his book by your law yeah do we get out of here comes back you pray and Margaret of the bill ammunition and let me get out of here few days you'll give up

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and let me go to greener pastures

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but he comes in is like

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the boogie woogie bugle boy company be inside. Okay Yeah, yeah. comes back again is like whatever man

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is two days after the 40 Niners lost is still mad.

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He has a little higher

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shaytaan like nothing about you thinking about that past is cool the day yesterday's Alright, so two weeks later you still thinking about it? Come on.

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Keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala Taku Allah, be consciousness of Allah be conscious of His commandments and prohibitions like what should I be doing in this situation? The sun just went down What should I be doing? be preparing for Prime Margaret

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Ford in this situation. I'm coming, going out of my house. Where should I be doing this? Talk kallada torquato Allah La, hollywood our quality level.

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We can handle all the laws a lot of them are child your child Alia should be making the liquor you make when you leave your house.

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When I'm in the prayer, I should be finished upon all of the law themes upon Allah, Allah Allah should be absorbed and involved and connected with that which is most appropriate for the time on me. I'm with a bunch of people that are depressed that should be telling them some halau jokes.

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Seriously, that's the process of a sudden he found his companion said he tried to chew them up so a lot of selling our whole life shouldn't be a joke.

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But in situations that call for humor we should be have some humor so they are depressed like stokfella then someone tells them a joke stop for love brother jokes are haram

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everyone's messed up.

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So hon Allah in here about the the Prophet so the sentiment, he told the the lady she asked them were all women into paradise. He told her No, she started crying.

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Because she was old.

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They said, Wait a minute, is that you you'll be restored to your room. You've

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been a trauma, you'll be restored to your room youth and then you'll enter Paradise. Oh, he had light moments. sallallahu alayhi wasallam another another and he would often he would have these light moments with the women and the children.

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So another lady asked them, Could she borrow a camel she needed a camel to carry a load? He said I'll give you a baby camel.

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She said rasulillah What am I gonna do with the baby camel. He said I'll give you a baby camel. And I need to come I have a low. So I'll give you a baby camel. And so finally he said to hurts herself she started getting frustrated. Is every camel is another camels baby.

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sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So it wasn't it wasn't doom and gloom. It was a human society with needs and needs, that they're hidden when I showed her the law and he was listening to the Ethiopians dancing and celebrating on the day. He stood in watch with

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Even polka Ayesha Heather haraam

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Heather rocks Raveena msgid an OB ob La La Tati my

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son nut hub, let's get out of here.

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Some of the law, he stayed until she got bored. And then he left with her solo and he was seldom the the wedding of the answers. She wanted to go to the wedding of dance are they gonna have singing? Because the hand stars they love to sing some Allahu alayhi wa sallam. So mindfulness of Allah is situational.

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We try that's why the some of the people of the spiritual path they say that Sufi, ignore the walk, the Sufi is the child of the moment. In other words, someone who's connected

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with the law in the sense that they're aware of what they should be doing at every moment they find themselves in and so this is how we should try to be we should try to be sensitive to the demands of the situation that we're in. And then what would be what's the proper commandment or prohibition in this situation? So we're we're in a situation where people are watching with visiting some people and they're watching some lewd and decent thing on the television we shouldn't look at it this prohibited we shouldn't look at it. So it's the situation calls for us to lower our gaze or ask that they change we go on the store. And now that you notice that before they used to have music

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you know this mellow instrumental versions of popular songs here in the store tu tu tu tu, tu tu tu tu it makes you shop better.

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What do you get when you follow them? You only get the payments.

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So until at least until tomorrow due to the music we grew up with music where Allah is always mellow you know some mellow song too.

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tu tu tu now you go on the stores like

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you you have to bring your children out or tell them to change the music

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seriously is getting more and more lewd like everyone wants to hear this garbage

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and this is the you never had words lyric is music it was all instrumental violins

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now bom bom bom bom and then beep in a slap upside the head deep in the alley like she's dead

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y'all didn't hear that

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and you know children this j Hamza he mentioned the other day we'll talk about this he said he asked them to turn the music off no chain Can you change the music guy said what are you into?

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What do you into? He says silence.

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But seriously, we don't have silence is very important. Like your body like people that lift weights I mean, do you lift weights 24 seven. If you do the only way you can do that with steroids and then you destroy your body. Like you'll be buffed up for about two or three years after

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that, so enjoy.

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You've got to get that wife now you know,

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sister which was the exit over there.

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You better impress her now because three or four years down, you're gonna be messed up and stuffs gonna implode. You might die of depression commit suicide. This stuff makes you depressed. sterile, you're going to be dust the only way you can lift weights but normally you have to rest you take a day one and then a day off because your body has to regroup

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and our souls have to regroup our souls regroup and silence so we can reflect a tougher core. Now another thing shaytan does is take all our reflecting time away.

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You have people used to reflect in the car they reflect too much they like in the car.

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They like the baby so like five minutes on the highway baby sleep

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10 minutes the wife sleep

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20 minutes this lead

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well now you get in the phone, everyone's texting, you're on the phone, you got your wireless, you got the thing on the dashboard. And so the whole time you're having conversations on the phone in the car was like the last bastion of silence is get in the car and just think

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you jog people used to jog to think. Now you jog you got your Walkman strapped to your arm and you wire it up. Everything every so so just like the muscles have to recuperate, so they can grow. The soul has to recuperate and be invigorated. And silence is well now 24 seven, there's noise, there's stimulation, and where's the room to reflect on Allah. So the process is still alive. No Sun is telling us Oh, she can be talking about law and counseling you to be mindful of a law. And this is the this is this counselor is so great is the counsel of a law. So law says in the Quran, so I will see as a testament that's your last counsel. And so when you write your testament, you putting the

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most important instructions, you're not putting petty things, you putting the most important things. This is what I want the people coming after me to take from me. And so a lot of Tyler when he counsels us

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lockout was all in the lead in UI tab among public Air Command nittaku law. I've given a council to you what are called the Aqua signer and those who preceded you to have Taqwa to be mindful of Allah this the Council of Allah apart was fine with given us a

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couple of Sinaloa danamon public como el come and taco LA. You and those who preceded you and yourself that you're mindful of Allah is the console of the Prophet sola so we'll see comb, a bad Allah be taqwa Allah. So I counsel you, all servants of Allah with mindfulness of Allah

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is the Council of Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah is the console of oma rhodiola is the Council of men rhodiola Han is the console avani for the Allahu anhu Vegemite. This is a council to us. So this is something we should take very, very seriously. So he counsels us with takala. Then he says, Well, come on authority, and then I encourage you to obey Him. What are first lucam? So, Jani huff is a strong encouragement

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from Allah Tati. So we'll see comida de la v taco Allah wa anata it and I encourage you strongly encourage you, I implore you,

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to obey Him.

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Because we were hardwired to obey something. Some people say you know, I don't believe in organized religion, the rituals in you so if you're not obeying God, you're going to you're going to obey something.

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And so, as as as, as more and more atheism occurs in our society, you see a corresponding Rise of the occult

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is not like this void that atheism is creating is not being filled by something

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is being filled by the occult.

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You see in popular culture, see all of these people making both both and that goat cymbals

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seriously, you think about it, and and and you see the MTV awards. They're up there encouraging the audience to pray to Satan.

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You go online you see it.

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You know,

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they're there say Satan ritual.

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Or when Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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One is not last fight.

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I started to say when he knocked out somebody but he doesn't knock out people.

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When he won his last fight, who's in the ring with them?

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Justin Bieber was Justin Bieber doing in the ring.

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And and Mayweather has on the pyramid, and Justin Bieber is flashing the goat symbol

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and you think

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It's a coincident, you go online, you can find it. Some of you probably already saw it and didn't know what you were looking at

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shaytans going for the juggler, if you don't know bail law, you're going to obey someone. And for more and more people, they're obeying Satan.

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For more and more people, they're obeying Satan.

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Not gonna, that's not gonna happen.

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But

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but you learn to obey something, you're gonna obey something. So our Prophet of the sudden said, I implore you to obey Allah, or seeking a that Allah be Tukwila, wa comala piety. And he also He calls us servants are servants of a law, a battle law. This is a title we should accept. And then we should understand what it means because the spirit of the time needs us to forget what it means.

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Even now, what is Islam? How do you define Islam? Islam means

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how many say peace means peace, Allahu Akbar submission. That's what it means to submit to the will of God. So I except God knows better than I do. God created me so he knows what I need to function like Toyota made the Camry. So they made the the manual, how the Camry should be operated and repaired.

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So Ford doesn't make the manual for the for the Toyota Camry. Toyota makes the manual for the Toyota Camry. God made us he gave us the manual is called the Quran.

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And to to benefit from the manual, we have to submit, we have to submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's what it means. Submit doesn't mean submit to myself.

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And submission isn't always easy.

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If we if everything in Islam were easy and made us smile, something's wrong. So some people say you know, it just is so hard. Allahu Akbar, that you're you're on the right path. It is I get Oh, it's so easy. It's not challenging at all. Not in the bit. It doesn't require me to question myself on anything is a problem.

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submission is not easy, especially in this environment. But we have to realize that's what it means to be a bad a lot. That's what it means to be a servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala it means something these are meanings.

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These are meanings mining, these are meanings. So to be a servant, a bad law is has a meaning. And we're we're supposed to strive to embody that meaning and our actions and our character and our life, how we can carry ourselves how we interact with each other at dnn mamilla. That's what it means to be a servant of Allah. May Allah tala give us tofi

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in that regard,

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so and then it says a Stephen rubella de who are higher. So he says that I open with that which is best.

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So this is the best thing he can open with sallallahu alayhi wasallam because this is the most beneficial advice we can get. Be mindful of the law and obey Him.

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Actually, uniquely Nestle janitor, personal taco lover personal holyoake the thing that enter more people into paradise than anything else, be mindful of a law and good character. Talk to a lot of personal holding. So it's not half not just good character. So I treat people nice, I'm honest, I faithful. I don't break my promises. I fulfill my Olsen covenants. I kiss babies, and I'm kind to cats. So why do I have to pray and engage in all these rituals?

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Because it's talked to a lot was known

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as taqwa and has no clue.

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So it's not just host no Hello.

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And then I could leave things we said submitting to the will of Allah. How's that manifested and our devotion and devotion has a function the word devotion and a battle also as a function of love

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rasulillah

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lasala selam Abdullah he wore a suit. So the end of Hajji was shadow. And now Mohammedan Abdu who wore a suit, he's his servant. And he's also his beloved habibollah is Abdullah water Sulu, he's the servant of Allah and His Beloved.

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So, servitude is undertaken out of love.

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On one the airport's you mentioned you mentioned this many times before and then Mutya, the man you have butea and then we'll head back, and then we'll head back, the man your head butea the one who loves someone obeys them.

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The one who loves someone obeys them. So our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala is coupled with our obedience of Allah. They can no one can say I love you. I love you so much. I'll take the garbage out. I took it out last week you take it out.

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If you love her lies, I take the garbage out you want me to do dishes to

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I'm in love.

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I'm all shook up.

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So what if you love someone you obey them so our love for Allah devotion, it translates into devotion, love and obedience. That's devotion. The two are linked love and obedience. So he says i open with that which is best. And my bottle.

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Your nurse who is smell, mini obion hula come to me, every law and the local combat army Heather. See more classy, Heather. So he says Salatu was Salam will stop here and continue with this next week. I count your servants of law with mindfulness of Alon encourage you to obey Him. I began with what is best to proceed My bad. Oh, people listen well, to me for I'm going to make some things clear to you. As I do not know perhaps I will not meet you after this year of mine at this place. So this is a foretelling of the death of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. But we'll we'll start with this next week. And Shall we stop here? So any questions, comments, additions, subtractions deletions.

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Anyone might have? None further.

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Yeah.

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You're more likely to shop. And that's what I said. The music makes you sharp. You don't even think about it. You just throw it in the cart.

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Oh, so now like, boom, boom, boom works better than ttt ttt

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they're targeting younger and younger shoppers. They're like,

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Oh impulsiveness

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by

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non

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JazakAllah.

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Anything else? Yes. qualicum sama, rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Right. Well, this isn't covered by the significant other.

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So the guy introduces you to

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this is just a sign of the end of time. This, I think Shaykh Hamza mentioned the other day, like the inversion of the will hakai realities will be inverted. So in the old days, people would become homosexual so they wouldn't have to get married and go into the army. They say they're only homosexual. The army says Bye, okay. And I'm joining. I don't want to go kill nobody. And now the homosexuals want to get married and go into the army. So everything's flipped around.

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Turn off the TV. Don't buy them music, stay in the masjid.

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And in your house and work so you like work home messages, work, home messages, work, home messages, no TV, no music because those are the avenues. shaytani says he says a lot Harlem is what Steph says. Minister Tata milham basaltic. So

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agitate to the point of, of just making everyone an ignoramus. Like Steph says, a statute Yeah, they make them ignorant was Stephen West stuff and make them just frivolous, be salty cat and salted said is nude and indecent music. That's that's what most of them will fasciae inside basaltic the South the salt, the voice of Satan is mudan and decent music was live I lay him behind the kawara GDK and then unleash your your cavalry and your infantry against them. And so I think it was [???]ery Dino Razi says that the cavalry in the infantry these are the the legions of those who are influencing our who've been influenced by shaytaan. And they create this, this din this environmental noise that

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pushes you towards the harem. So and then so Muslims will say you know what everyone does it. Why are you so uptight everyone does it

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and that everyone that's the cavalry in the infantry have shaytaan. And so to avoid it, we have to like distance ourself from it, it's not easy, but the good the the enemy baggy laser like it has been so far, my my righteous servants, you will have no power over them. And so this profits warn us stay close to a lie of taqwa of Allah, standard Vicar of Allah stay in the company of the believers and shaytaan will not affect you. And but the kids try to keep them in that environment. That's why we have to have a very proactive

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youth program.

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And try to keep the young people involved the positive activities

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and religious teaching, but coupled with sporting activities, outdoor activities, things that keep them involved in engage, and try to create a supportive community where because like one family, there are no TV, no popular music, and then they go to the the next Muslim family and the kids are making fun of them, because they don't know who Hannah Montana is, or even I've heard Hannah Montana, Rosa villa.

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And now they're like, oh, who's Hannah Montana. So we have to have supportive communities when we commit ourselves to creating social movements, where we mutually reinforce each other, and positive values that push back against this stuff. It's hard to do an isolation, absolutely, as you're raising a very good point. But as communities, we can do it then the children, they have each other, they have their sports leagues, they have their educational institutions and facilities, and inshallah and then it's not just for Muslims, other people, though, don't try to put their children in it, too, because we're not the only people concerned about this stuff. We're not the only people

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concerned about it.

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Yes.

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Mindfulness is to be aware of the relevant commandment or prohibition of a law in the situation you're in. This one I mentioned is situational. So most of the scholars at a basic level they define taqwa as empty self awareness, which they never never he implementing the orders and avoiding the the prohibitions. So your consciousness is your consciousness of the orders, commandments and prohibitions of law to such an extent that there's not a situation you find yourself in except that you're aware of what you should be doing or what you should be avoiding.

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Yes, Wiley comm center Muramoto over cattle.

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Show Annie and bear here me

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this need to

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work on ourselves to that. And you mentioned that as well. And so I was trying to figure out from my understanding,

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are your original nature is his period as love is in submission to a lot already. And so this idea of like,

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I was just a little bit confused about the how all this stuff happens

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due to your environment.

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Absolutely no, the there's the fifth row is the natural propensity and the human being to worship.

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And that goes back to allow us to be rock beacon. So before we were that our spirits were united with a physical body, and in a realm of total purity. So a lot took forth the the descendants, the progeny of Adam from his loins, and caused them to witness against themselves with shadow Marlon forcing him less to be Rob become kalu Bella,

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share hidden and Taku yo Mel Tiamat in coonan, head

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on head of botany, so you call them the witness against themselves, not your Lord, they declared certainty.

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You are less wishes less you say on the Day of Resurrection, we were heedless of this. So that is the the the fitrah and the foundation of the human. When we come into these physical bodies in this world, then there are four things that create the environmental forces you alluded to, that don't pull us away from our fifth row is there but it hides it. And that is the knifes our

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what we can say is the ego some people will say if you're being truly Freudian is the ID, because that's the destructive aspect of the self and not the eagle. But generally speaking in the popular understanding the ego, the nuts, and nuts, well, however, the inclination so those suggestions that come to us

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the how innocent hell, however, a shaytaan then Satan, wizards be won't be mad man of color, the man of waiting either at the end know whom Allah erotical musta came because you've

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caused me to go astray, I'm going to lay and wait for them on your straight path. And so shaytaan says he's going to he's going to come at us as shaytan and nuts will have a shaytan with dunya and the world because the world itself has certain attractions. So those things collectively create an environment, that cloud over our realization of that primordial fact that we are that allows our Lord and conversely we are His servants.

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So and that is a separate

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explanation altogether. But I hope that he begins to clarify some other

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sort of off topic I think, but

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I keep finding more and more that this issue of legalization of marijuana is coming up and that the Muslims seem to be getting involved in promoting it and saying that there's another

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Well, at one level you could promote it as long as you know something is wrong with it

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in the sense that

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no, no, no, no See?

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know you still you still messed up because the Seahawks won and you still in that euphoria? Because you from Seattle? No, I didn't say that. I said at one level, you could promote legalization as long as you know something's wrong with it and you can't smoke it. So legalizing it doesn't make it halau alcohol Alright, hold on. You cannot sell it. Can you sell alcohol? Alcohol is legal. No, no. Can you as a Muslim knowing is cursed. sell alcohol. Is it legal in this country? Or not? Is it is legal, but it's Haram. All right. So if we say we're going to legalize marijuana, but it's still Haram, we're not going to use it, smoke it, but we're going to legalize it. So 60,000 people over

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the next five years in Mexico won't die.

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Because the preservation of life in the sherea has preference of the preservation of the intellect. Marijuana threatens the intellect. This gang wars in Mexico threaten lives.

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No, well, that's

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why I'm telling you it thread gentlemen. Do you feel like you can

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Are you on it? They say yes, I say so you will read Quran pray on it. You're like yes it doesn't do me like that

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was

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it does you like something?

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It made me think they said I didn't it affects your mind. It makes

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it a good way mashella

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Well, there's people that said alcohol affects them in a good way as long as they don't drink too much of it

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right

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then then you should be like you should be like constantly bad.

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Badlands keep battling with you. But

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But legalization and Haram, these should be looked at as two separate issues. And they should be assessed on the the way we assess issues in the scale of Sharia. Should we prioritize preserving Deen preserving life preserving intellect, preserving family preserving?

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wealth or honor.

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And so in their prioritize Dean is first life, intellect, family, wealth honor. And so if we're in a situation is just like alcohol, when your life is threatened, there's nothing to drink, you're going to die of thirst. You can drink alcohol to preserve your life. Because preservation of life takes preference over preservation of your intellect. But once that thread is gone, then you no longer have that license. But even while you're drinking, it is still Haram. You just have

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an rocks or license to do it. expiation to do it to preserve your life temporarily.

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And so the these are legal issues that should be looked at, in the big picture. But it never when you eating pork, there's no footie. So you eating pork to preserve your life, it doesn't make pork halau is still Haram. But as you have a license to engage in it to preserve your life. So marijuana is haram, it always will be Haram. It is never Hillel. But you might make an argument concerning his legal status because you're trying to save a lot of lives that have been lost because of it being illegal.

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And then there's counter arguments to that but the point is you try to look at the big picture but even if you make that argument just like alcohol is still haram you still can't sell it you can't use it or anything those people you know, their problem is

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and know their problem is they have a weak connection with the law. Because if they were right with the law, they'd be on a natural high they wouldn't need any marijuana. Marijuana would be like it would be like

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it will be like smoking cow manure because it will mess up this this sweetness of their connection to a lot Tyler. that's their problem. So they need to get they need to deepen their connection with the law. They need to go sit on a hill make some liquor read the Quran on a regular basis. Hang out what I'll do Whalley and then

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they'll be straight inshallah pious so it's late we have to stop. We'll carry on next week. Insha Allah Subhana coming from the shadow and learn Allah and stop Furukawa to wheeling Aloma alumna and founder when finally Marlin Tana was in Inman laminam cabela Holly sandwich can carry in Savannah Robbie Corolla is at ami rc foon wasallam and Alan Bersani well hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam ala Sayidina Muhammad many water and he was home to sell and I know

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what else to mention

Reflections On The Farewell Address - Part 1
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